The Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service says petrol sniffing may be consigned to history after the Federal Government passed a Bill this week to force retailers to sell low-aromatic fuel.
The law comes into effect in July and gives the Commonwealth powers to force petrol retailers to sell only Opal fuel in petrol-sniffing problem areas.
States and territories are being urged to introduce similar legislation before then.
CAYLUS co-ordinator Blair McFarland was in Canberra when the Bill passed and says it is a milestone.
"In places where there are all these stand-alone retailers, there's ongoing petrol sniffing and it is a problem," he said.
"They become magnets for not only for the kids in that community but for people from across the region who know that cars in that community have got sniffable fuel in them.
"So, it's going to be a game changer for those communities.
"With the help of this Bill, we will be able to make sniffing history."